Grundmann is a big name with the vintage car scene: the collection, the bustling duo of father and son, of Traugott and Christian, and their international vintage Volkswagen Show in Hessisch Oldendorf, about 50 kilometers southwest of Hanover in northern Germany. Superlatives are the order of the day here.
It all starts in the workshop. Here, work is underway on the oldest intact civilian “Kübelwagen” (bucket car), which was delivered to the Hannover Post Office in September 1945. Moving into the hall, one is greeted by more original official vehicles. The 1959 Police Beetle, the 1962 Police bus, and the 1949 Hebmüller Police convertible are also loaned to authorities to be used at events. Across the hall is Lower Saxony’s only radiation monitoring car, dating back to 1958. This hall is also home to the oldest camper van in the world, an unassuming T1 from 1950 is the earliest known split screen ‘bus’. The collection specialises in unique models.